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The Resource Canada and the ethics of constitutionalism identity, destiny, and constitutional faith, Samuel V. LaSelva

Canada and the ethics of constitutionalism identity, destiny, and constitutional faith, Samuel V. LaSelva

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Canada and the ethics of constitutionalism identity, destiny, and constitutional faith
Title
Canada and the ethics of constitutionalism identity, destiny, and constitutional faith
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Samuel V. LaSelva
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Language
eng
Summary
"Canada is caught between two empires and between two constitutional systems. However, neither the British model of a "single sovereign" nor the American people's "sacred fire of liberty" matched the pluralistic identity of Canada, so Canadians engaged in constitutional experimentation. In Canada and the Ethics of Constitutionalism Samuel LaSelva argues that, in order to understand the old Canada of Confederation and the new one that followed the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it is necessary to see how distinctive Canadian constitutionalism is and how that distinctiveness does not depend on borrowings from the British or American constitutional models. LaSelva supports his argument by exploring different aspects of Canada's contribution to the ethics of constitutionalism including the limits of free expression, the Charter's notwithstanding clause, the origins and functions of judicial review, the Quebec secession debate, Aboriginal self-government, and the conception of Canada as a multicultural and multinational mosaic. Through a careful consideration of how Canadian constitutional pluralism with its focus on the rights of others differs from American and British ideas, Canada and the Ethics of Constitutionalism provides engaging answers to contested questions about how Canada was founded and what it has become."--
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1952-
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LaSelva, Samuel V.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Canada
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Canada and the ethics of constitutionalism identity, destiny, and constitutional faith, Samuel V. LaSelva
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9780773555303
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1080207934
Label
Canada and the ethics of constitutionalism identity, destiny, and constitutional faith, Samuel V. LaSelva
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780773555303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1080207934

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